If St Petersburg is European, Moscow is truly Russian. It’s an exciting cosmopolitan city mixing culture, business and the centre of power. The Kremlin is awesome and is a town in itself. There are a host of superb museums and galleries showing everything from iconic masters to cutting edge contemporary art. You will see the best of Russian art here as well as masterpieces by Monet, Picasso and Matisse. Moscow boasts the smartest metro in the world and Russia’s finest restaurants. We recommend 3 to 4 nights here before taking the fast train to St Petersburg.